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10 Healthy Birthday Treats for the Classroom

When it's your time to take in classroom treats, turn to these fun and healthy birthday treat recipes that will make everyone smile.

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PB&J BitesTaste of Home

PB&J Bites

Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These PB&J bites are fun to make and fun to eat! Make the bites even healthier by using jam and peanut butter with no added sugar. —Kelly Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Lemon-Apricot Fruit Pops

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free
With just 31 calories and less than 1 tsp. sugar per serving, this is one light and refreshing dessert everyone can find room for! —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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No-Guilt Brownies

No-Guilt Brownies


Yes, you can watch what you eat and enjoy treats, too! These healthy brownies are lower in fat, calories and sugar than standard brownies making them the perfect cure for serious chocolate cravings. —Rita Ross, Delta, Ohio

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Healthy Peanut Butter CookiesTaste of Home

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Only four ingredients and one bowl are needed for these healthy peanut butter cookies. If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, make sure the oat bran is made in a certified gluten-free facility. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Layered Yogurt PopsTaste of Home

Layered Yogurt Pops

Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free
My kids love homemade ice pops, and I love knowing that the ones we make are good for them. These pops are low in calories and are stuffed with fresh fruit! —Shannon Carino, Frisco, Texas

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Banana Bread Snack Cakes

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free
This cake doesn’t need any frosting—just a dusting of powdered sugar. Guests are always amazed that it contains no eggs or dairy!.—Denise Loewenthal, Hinckley, Ohio

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip CookiesTaste of Home

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These zucchini chocolate chip cookies are a grab-and-eat version of my aunt’s zucchini bread. They’re perfect for my family’s get-togethers and are stuffed with healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour, oat and zucchini.—Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New York

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Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream TartsTaste of Home

Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
These fruit tarts are so refreshing! They are low sugar, contain 4 grams of protein and just a few ingredients which means they’re easy to make, too. —Bethany DiCarlo, Harleysville, Pennsylvania

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Almond-Pecan Date TrufflesTaste of Home

Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt and knew we had to try to make our own. Instead of using added sugar or syrup, these treats are sweetened by just the dates and apple juice! —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

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Chunky Banana Cream FreezeTaste of Home

Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free
Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn’t make a great school treat. Until this! With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing banana peanut butter “ice cream” is a crowd-pleaser without heavy cream or dairy. —Kristen Bloom, Okinawa, Japan

Nicole Doster
Nicole is a writer, editor and lover of Italian food. In her spare time, you’ll find her thumbing through vintage cookbooks or testing out recipes in her tiny kitchen.
Peggy Woodward, RDN
Peggy is a Senior Food Editor for Taste of Home. In addition to curating recipes, she writes articles, develops recipes and is our in-house nutrition expert. She studied dietetics at the University of Illinois and completed post-graduate studies at the Medical University of South Carolina to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Peggy has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s a mom, a foodie and enjoys being active in her rural Wisconsin community.

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